The Redskins, who were very cautious with RGIII in his rehab, worked the signal caller back slowly which resulted in the Baylor product missing the preseason.
Looking relatively rusty and lacking explosion, that lead some to suggest head coach Mike Shanahan should bench Griffin until he’s ‘healthy’, but that’s not something Shanahan cares to do.
Per Chris Russell:
#Redskins Mike Shanahan: “NO, no.” on if it is time to play Kirk Cousins. “We’ve got a lot of confidence in Robert.”
In many past scenarios, an injury as significant as Griffin’s would have taken longer to heal, so many are wondering if RGIII simply came back too early. Either way, right now he’s not the player he was, though, most wouldn’t expect him to be either. Any player coming off such a devastating injury is going to have trouble during their return and Griffin shouldn’t be any different.
Benching him isn’t likely to solve anything for the Redskins, especially considering their backup is Kirk Cousins.